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14 Jun

I have been walking with this word for over 6 months now.

These six months haven’t been easy. They have been anything but that. They have been HARD.

I trust people easily but over time and as I get older, I don’t let people know the real me. I put up a wall. I don’t let them know my story.

This year I have made the choice to trust people who are close to me. It has been hard. I have had to trust them with the deep dark places of my heart. Places that I don’t even want to bring my own mind to.

Trusting these people with my pain has been hard. But it has also been very rewarding and freeing. They have walked with me through the hurt and told me that things will be okay.

Trust isn’t easy but it is getting easier.

Even though I didn’t want to choose this word, I knew that the Lord had this in mind so that I could heal of the hurts in my life.

Thank you friends for letting me tell you my hurts.

I love you all dearly.



3 Sep

Lately my heart has felt full. I cannot tell you the last time that my heart has felt this full.

Living in Japan it is hard to find a community of believers to lift you up and encourage you.

Thankfully I have a few girls here that encourage me.

But I have discovered a new sense of community…


People that I have never met face to faceĀ  just by reading their blogs or reading their tweets, I am encouraged and I know that I am here in Japan for a reason.

I am still trying to figure out what the exact reason why I am here. Is it to get a kick start on my teaching career? Learn to live in a place with no community and have to find it else where? To tell my Japanese friends about Christ? To tell my students about Christ?

Personally, I know that it is a little of all of the above but I think that the one reason why God has me here is to try to find Him in the midst of the darkness of Japan.

And this has been my toughest challenge.

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